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PivotCustomDrawCellEventArgs.Appearance Property

Gets the painted cell’s appearance settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid


public AppearanceObject Appearance { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A AppearanceObject object which provides the painted cell’s appearance settings.


The Appearance property can be used in a number of ways:

  • To read the Appearance property’s attributes to custom paint a cell using the default settings. In this case, you should set the PivotCustomDrawCellEventArgs.Handled property to true to stop the default painting mechanism from drawing over your paintings.
  • To change specific attributes of the Appearance property and leave the PivotCustomDrawCellEventArgs.Handled property set to false. This forces the Pivot Grid Control to paint the cell using the default painting mechanism but with the modified appearance settings.


If you try to access the Appearance property while an asynchronous operation is being performed, an exception will be thrown. When the operation is in progress, use the PivotCustomDrawCellThreadSafeEventArgs.Appearance property exposed by a thread-safe event parameter instead. To access the thread-safe event parameter, use the PivotCustomDrawCellEventArgs.ThreadSafeArgs property. To determine whether an asynchronous operation is being performed, use the pivot grid’s IThreadSafeAccessible.IsAsyncInProgress property. For more information, see Asynchronous Mode.

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